Every day is different on this eight night holiday which sees you enjoy wonderful, tranquil cycling on a mixture of quiet roads, riverside paths and the historic Via Verde, a traffic-free cycle track along the route of the old Vine Cutter railway line, affording superb views of mountains, gorges and waterfalls. You'll take in historic towns and villages, breathtaking vistas of the Montsia and Els Ports mountains and wonderfully scented groves of oranges, peaches and olives.
Your holiday begins on the beautiful seafront in the delta town of L'Ampolla, with its gorgeous little beaches and great selection of restaurants. You'll then pass peach and orange orchards, bursting with color, as you head to Tortosa, a Templar city dating back over 2000 years. There's plenty of history and culture to absorb on this holiday - your next stop is the hilltop town of Horta de Sant Joan, one of the most picturesque towns in the Terra Alta region with its warren of medieval streets, artisan feel and spellbinding mountain backdrop. Be sure to visit the Picasso Museum, home to several of the artist's works which he painted when he lived in the town, greatly inspired by the imposing Santa Barbara and Els Ports mountains. After a tranquil cycle on the Via Verde you'll visit a series of lively local towns, including El Pinell de Brai, home to one of the most impressive wine cellars built by Cesar Martinell. Your last day takes you on a superb ride past vines and orange groves to the coast and the charming village of El Perello - end your holiday in style with a dip in the crystal-clear waters.
We've hand-picked a great variety of hotels for you. You'll enjoy two 4 star hotels - the Hotel Flamingo in L'Ampolla with its enviable seafront location and the Parador de Tortosa, situated within an impressive C10 castle. You'll then experience the family-run charm of the Hotel Les Capcades in medieval Horta de Sant Joan, with superb views of the Santa Barbara mountain and great food in a choice of two restaurants, while Miravet's Els Canterers is a quality Casa Rural set in the heart of the Catalan countryside.
|Meals||Continental breakfast and 6 evening meals|
|Tour Starts||Aldea Amposta railway station 16:33 (pick up) and transfer to hotel, 15 mins, provided.|
|Tour Ends||Aldea Amposta railway station 13:55 (transfer provided).|
|Rail Options||Rail: Barcelona Sants to Aldea Amposta 15:00/16:33. Return: Aldea Amposta to Barcelona Sants 13:55/15:39.|
|Rail Supplement||Prices starting from $55 per person, round trip, standard class.|
|Singles||Add $57 per night|
|Other details||Extra nights: We recommend Barcelona, L'Ampolla, Tortosa and Poble Nou del Delta. Prices from $108 per person, per night based on 2 people sharing, B&B.|
|Hotels||**** (4 nights), *** (3 nights), AA (2 nights)|